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Blackfoot Daisy
Scientific Name: Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray
Synonym:
Family: Asteraceae
Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium  leucanthum) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-3,10-13
USDA: 7-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0F (-17C)

Heat Tolerance: Water established plants once a week in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western USA from 2000 to 5000 feet (600 m to 1500 m)

Growth Habits: Short lived perennial, slowly form a mound 1.5 feet tall (45 cm), 2 feet wide (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, little water in winter, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds


The blackfoot daisy is a good plant for wild flower or perennial beds.

Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium  leucanthum)

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 459. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.

Blooming Habits:
Honey scented flowers from March to November

Fruiting Habits:


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